PlainStreet Graphics prints are ready for framing and available in multiple sizes, ideal for both home and office. The posters are of archival quality, printed on Ultra Smooth Fine Art Premium Paper, a Premium Fine Art 250GSM paper that is 100% cotton, Hot Press, Archival Media that is both Acid Free and pH buffered for fine art quality and longevity. The finished posters and prints will resist fading and are an asset to any room in the home and office.
The subjects include:
And the individual themes range from mysteries to westerns to Shakespeare to football and beyond.
PlainStreet Graphics offerings are not reproductions of existing posters and prints, but new creations designed to evoke the commercial illustration of the 20th century.
PlainStreet Graphics will release new posters on a regular and consistent basis, incorporating new themes and subjects in the forthcoming months.
Definition: Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid.
The Term: The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
The Process: Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Advantages: Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass-produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
The Quality: The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.